Siphon Assemblies for Carboys
Siphon assemblies work using gravity and rely on the fact that liquid always flows downward to the lowest point. In order to use a siphon, the vessel you are siphoning from needs to be positioned above the vessel you are racking into. Here are a few recommendations to help make your siphoning experience a positive and productive one:
Sanitize everything that will come into contact with the wine! Before using your siphon set-up, make sure to sanitize the entire assembly (MoreWine! recommends using StarSan or SaniClean, but a traditional acidulated SO2 solution will work as well).
If you need to move the vessel you are racking, we recommend moving it 1-2 days before doing the transfer. This will allow any lees that get churned up into the wine when the vessel got moved to settle out again.
If you are new to siphoning, practice your technique using water before trying it out on your wine!